Since our early days, we have been involved in research to assist in our understanding of cancer with significant discoveries and developments leading to new treatments. 

Cell biology lab at the Ludwig Institute 1981
Cell biology lab at the Ludwig Institute 1981

The Royal Melbourne Hospital is one of Victoria's largest providers of cancer care and treatment, caring for more than 37,000 patients each year.

Today, the hospital's comprehensive cancer services are available to every Victorian in need of cancer care, support and treatment.

The service is internationally renowned for clinical trials ranging from early phase studies of experimental therapies to participation in multinational Phase 3 studies.

We invite you to view our timeline of cancer research and treatment to discover how our researchers and clinicians have made major contributions to the diagnosis, understanding and treatment of cancer.